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internal targets and the romney campaign is doing much better than john mccain did in 2008. that secondary aspect, doing better than john mccain is insufficient. john mccain did virtually nothing in early voting. the romney campaign is doing much better but it's a low bar. the obama campaign feels very good about its own metrics and believes by the time election day actually arrives, they'll have sizeable leads in new hampshire, iowa, nevada and possibly even in florida, enough to carry those states across the finish line. >> major, thanks. cbs is projecting that four out of ten voters will have voted by election day. >> 31% in 2008, could be as high as 40%. this is becoming a huge and important trend in american presidential politics. >> thank you, major. >> major garret, thank you so much. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. los angeles times says a gunman opened fire at a halloween party on the university of southern california campus. four people were wounded and two people have been detained. officials shut down the campus and urged students to
, this is a map of where the votes were four years ago. for john mccain, john mccain's votes in the red here and this beige color up here. weld county up here at the top of the state, a pivotal base of conservative support typically. president obama did especially well right here in denver, and i just obscured it with my circling, but up there in boulder county. also pueblo county, he is expected to do well. but the rest of the state, well, what are you seeing in terms of support for mitt romney this time around? >> well, mitt romney's doing really well. you know, last week he had a rally at red rocks where he got, you know, 10,000 people, and then they were turning people away. tried to go see him and paul ryan. this saturday he's got another rally at a big sort of concert arena that holds 18,000 people. the campaign says they're hoping to fill that, they think they're going to fill that. but, you know, last night president obama was in boulder which is a blue area of the state simply trying to get out the vote at this point. i don't think anyone thinks there's that many undecided voters, s
within the margin of error, but can romney win it. john mccain made a final push like this on the sunday before the election in 2008 and he lost. the same plan and same result for george w. bush in 2004 and bob dole in 1996. >>> let's check out florida and that's where we find, long, long lines. some people waited in line as long as five hours to cast their early vote. today is the last day for early voting. we'll take you live to florida next hour. how close is the race there? take a look. this poll shows president obama with a slim slelead, 49-47. >>> both campaigns are finding some talking points to drive home their closing arguments. here it is. unemployment ticked up to 7.9% while the economy added 171,000 jobs in october. that's more than most expected. earlier, i spoke with bill gross who runs the world's biggest mutual fund pinco if these numbers are enough to move voters and the markets. >> i'm not sure it is, victor. actually, the election may hinge on the length of gas lines in new jersey and new york on monday as opposed to the number of jobs announced on friday. in any case,
. but you know, four years ago we saw john mccain and sarah palin come here to pennsylvania the last minute. we have seen other republicans like bob dole in '96 and president obama as well make pitches here in pennsylvania. they were not successful either. fred? i guess we'll find out on november 6th, right? >> just three days away. appreciate it. we'll check back with you throughout the afternoon. >>> it has been five days since superstorm sandy and the gas crunch in new jersey is so severe that the governor there is calling for gas rationing. plus, will polling places in new jersey be up and running in time for the election? we'll see what's being done. to . while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment.
. that happened on september 11th a group of senators including senator john mccain writing to president obama asking him to stop stonewalling and tell congress and the american people what the administration knew and when they knew it. this comes as now we are learning more about internal surveillance video of the attack which apparently led to the arrest of a tunisia man, ali al-harzi, and a suspect detained in turkey days after the attack. so far u.s. interrogators have not had access to him. ambassador john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. he joins us now. the fbi took, well, the investigation into what happened at the embassy took a long time to get going. now we've got word that this guy, actually two suspects, perhaps, are under arrest but we haven't been able to talk to them yet? >> yeah. this is really outrageous and one of the follow-on consequences from the badly misguided way the obama administration has handled this entire affair, from the lack of security enhancements requested in libya by our people before the september 11 attack, inadequ
obama beat john mccain in 2008 in cuyahoga county by a larger number of votes and he won the entire state. so it's really important for cuyahoga county. but a very important place for him to run up those margins. we will see bill clinton campaign up in akron, ohio, even further north and east of cleveland. a high point in this state. >> what we talk a lot about is what we add journalists and the talking class talk about what regular americans, ohio and they're talking about. of all the people i spoke with yesterday, only one person brought up hurricane sandy. a lot of attention was paid to michael bloomberg's endorsement. the big picture, do those kinds of things resinate? do they matter, do you think? >> i think on a text tual level, the message coming out of hurricane sandy was bipartisanship. even if they're not monitoring events as closely here as they are in the east, they're getting kind of a good feeling about the president's ability to work with people on the other side of the section. and as far as mike bloomberg goes, viewish voters are important in ohio and jewish busines
, governor jindal, senator rubio and senator john mccain on the stump for romney at the same time. john avalon is in the battleground state of ohio. so john, it's a cavalcade of republican stars. will it help romney? >> they hope so, carol. i mean, this is sort of that last-minute stampede. the romney camp taking the major surrogates in the swing states and that's what they should be doing. this is a game of inches, a war of attrition and the swing states every vote could matter. they put out everything they got. there are six days left in the election. you don't leave anything in the locker room. >> ohio voters, do they have sandy on their minds at all? >> well, there's definitely been bad weather as you may be able to tell throughout ohio all the of sandy and the storm is very dissipated. we have gone to the election polling places open for early election and still packed. no sign of a falloff on that because of the weather. the debates about the economy. the campaign having a tussle right now over chrysler and gm. when biden and clinton koim to youngstown they slammed mitt romney for
for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in pennsylvania in a desperate attempt to do this as well. >> the president he is making three stops in wisconsin, though. that is a state, however, that in maps that the president's campaign manager has shown us months ago was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in these final days? >> what the president wants to do in these last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people in wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward and moving this economy forward. >> that's a safe state, why is the president spending his vital time there? >> we want to make sure we lock it in. and, again, we want to put the choice in front of the american people. mitt romney wants to take us back to an economic theory that got us into this mess with tax cuts for the rich that he hopes trickles down and somehow helps the middle class. that's not ch
. it is this claim in this reporting that romney was in the room along with john mccain when they were getting the reporting. this is p as bad as we can imagine it being. it was connifusing and complicated. he, like everyone else, found it confusing and tough. more than anything, part of what i am yearning for from the republicans, katon, is the sense of complexity. it is hard work. there is not one single policy that impacts such a complex economy. >> there is not one single party that is going to get it done. >> i think you just framed the election for me and a lot of other people. how big do we want our government to be? you talk about increasing jobs. how big of a government can we afford. >> if it is teachers, i would like it to be very big. >> i have my sister back home that would like that also. my point is, this is the choice america is making. how big of a government, not do we want but can which afford? that gets to a liberty versus conservative argument. policies and all this other stuff gets stuff in the weeds. do we want more government jobs? that becomes a real thing. >> you do.
campaign is hitting its own targets and the romney campaign is doing better than john mccain in 2008. that secondary aspect doesn't mean much. by the time election day actually arrives, they will have sizable lead in new hampshire, iowa, nevada and possibly in florida enough to carry those states across the finish line. >> major, thanks. cbs is projecting that four out of ten voters will have voted by election day so that -- >> 31% in 2008, could be as high as 40%. this is a huge trend in american politics. >> major garrett thank you so much. time now to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. the "los angeles times" says a gunman opened fire at a halloween party on the university of southern cal university. two people have been detained. hours later they gave the all clear. >>> the "philadelphia inquirer" reports jerry sandusky has been transferred to maximum security prison that houses most of pennsylvania's death row inmates. he's serving a 30 year sentence for child molestation. >> the "wall street journal" reports on a major step towards personalized medicine. t
months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in trying to do this. >> president obama in wisconsin, jim mussina has shown us was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in the final days? >> i think what the president wants to do in the last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people of wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward, moving this economy forward -- >> why is the president spending his vital time there? >> we to want make sure we lock it in. we want to put the choice in front of the american people. mitt romney wants to take us back to an economy theory that got us into this mess, with tax cuts for the rich, that he hopes trickles down and helps the middle class. >> there's new information out this morning about the consulate attack in benghazi, about the cia's role, how long it took for them to respond. there seems to be this dribbling out of information from th
, and essentially, it trounced john mccain's network. we were talking about contacts, volunteers, get out the vote machine. now, you bring up this point, and i thought it was interesting. you say he didn't really need all of that because there was enough voter enthusiasm and bush fatigue to put him over the top anyway, but you make the point here that you say the ground game, a superior ground game from this president, is absolutely critical. why the difference this go-round? >> well, the political rule of thumb is that your ground game, your field organization, can get you probably about two points above what you're polling or above what you would otherwise get. this is going to be a very close election. a lot of polls are showing it tied nationally. down to the wire in a lot of battleground states. you need those two points. in 2008 when obama really blew out mccain in a lot of battleground states, it was really sort of icing on the cake to have this superior organization and there's even a political scientist who has done a study and found that obama would have won that election anyway even wit
defeat john mccain in 2008 in pennsylvania. jon: let me take you back into some of those fox news polls with some surprising numbers at least to me. one of them is the question, when asked, what best describes how the obama administration has handled radical muslim terrorists? 55% of americans say they think it was too soft. now this is a president who constantly talking about how, you know, under his administration we got usama bin laden. 55% say too soft on that. what do you think, bob? >> that is clearly the effect of the deadly attack in benghazi because foreign policy before that attack was a clear advantage for the president, but the controversy and contradictory statements coming from the administration has hurt president obama that poll reflects it. jon: there are questions too about how this president is handling the economy. right now only 45% say they approve. 52% disapprove. in october of 2010 i guess, the numbers were slightly lower for the president. i'm sorry, in terms of the disapproval number. 61%. so it is getting better, but still he is not looking too good when it co
, the african-americans in that city. governor romney has to do better in the suburbs than john mccain did. in cleveland, the president gets a huge boost from the democrats, minority voters and cuyahoga county, like county, the suburbs, key battleground there. i'm back here in the cincinnati area, like to retrace steps from prior campaigns. when you came here late in 2004, you could tell the scene was out of the kerry campaign and the george w. bush was starting to take off. four years ago, hamilton county, normally republican, has to be republican for romney to win. when you came here four years ago, no doubt mccain campaign was on life support and the president carried this county four years ago. so in going around this morning, i can tell you this, both sides are working extra hard, the obama campaign concedes the romney campaign is doing much better than the mccain campaign. governor romney will be in this area, not cincinnati, but to the north of here tonight. we're told republicans expect some 35,000 people at that rally. if that kind of a number shows up, let's get ready for a long
. but it's not as big as the one he had over john mccain four years ago. of all the swing states, ohio could be the most important. no one had won the presidency without the buckeye state since 1960, and a brand new cnn/orc poll shows the candidates there are in a statistical dead heat. 50% of likely voters favor president obama while 47% support mitt romney. an nbc/wall street journal/maris poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. it's a tight race in florida as well. a poll shows obama leading by just two points, but a mason dixon poll gives romney the edge. 51% of likely voters say they'll vote for the republican candidate, while 45% say they'll vote for obama. so another state that could be a make or break state for both campaigns, we're talking about colorado now, which is home to nine electoral votes. in 2008, obama won that state. but in the past, it has favored republicans. kyung lah joins us from englewood, colorado, where mitt romney will be holding a rally later on today. nearly 1.5 million people have already voted in colorado there by mail-in, early voting,
thought he could get ohio, he would be there. john mccain did the same thing in 2008. he went to pennsylvania on sunday before election day, he lost by ten points. >> i want to talk about something that is interesting to me. calling it an endorsement was new york city's mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama but didn't shower him with praise. in 2008 obama ran as a pragmatic problem solver. as president, he devoted little time and effort to the coalition of sen trysts which doomed hope on illegal guns, job creation and deficit reduction. this is an endorsement. your reaction to this? you read it fully. >> the president had a number of republicans come out in favor of him. colin powell, the effect of an endorsement. the president tried getting republicans in washington to work with him. when they said the number is to have a one-term president. mitch mcconnell said it's difficult to work in washington when their agenda is to get rid of you. >> i don't think it does. mayor mike bloomberg wants to take away guns, cigars and big gulps. ohio and other states big on the se
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